Lord Houghton of Richmond

Crossbench Peer

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  • D-day: 75th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 4 Jun 2019

    My Lords, I welcome this debate, the opportunity to make a short contribution to it, and the noble Lord, Lord Judd, getting the energy back into it. I am still getting used to the customs of the House, but I think it is a shame the debate was subject to an interruption; I am sure it was for a good reason, but it is lost on me. As the debate so far demonstrates, many want to recall the...
  • Royal Navy: Type 31e Frigates - Question 6 Mar 2019

    My Lords, I declare an interest in defence procurement issues, as reflected in the register. I wholly support the noble Lord’s aspiration to increase the size of the surface fleet—it must be expanded. The Minister will, however, recognise that the three principal trade-offs in a great military procurement exercise are performance, cost and time. Cost is fixed. Time is fixed. Performance...
  • Defence Safety Fire Authority: Fire Safety Review - Question 30 Jan 2019

    My Lords, I read this report. I did not find it that clear at all; it was something of a bureaucratic emulsification. It was virtually impenetrable to the common reader and gave you the view that the sole answer to fire safety was the application of layers of bureaucracy. It reached something like the truth in paragraph 8.2, where it talked of people disillusioned and fatigued by the...

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Entered the House of Lords on 20 November 2017

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